Recently Went on Meds for Depression and Feel Like a New Person
About two months ago or so I finally gave in and talked to my doctor about my persistent depression and anxiety (mostly depression). She put me on Lexapro and within a month I felt so, so much better. At this point I feel like I new person and am wondering why I lived with depression for decades like I did when there was possibly a solution. For the past few weeks I've been thinking to myself, 'so, this is how "normal" feels'. I still have the same problems, I have pretty much no family and I have a lot of stress in my life, but ... I feel okay about it all. I feel even and I am certainly not feeling my usual holiday neurotic crazed sensitivity. Hell, I didn't even get a gift from my father this year and I don't even really care that much -- had a terrific dinner with his wife and him in NYC a few weeks ago and am so happy about the conversations we had and can just think about that and be content.
Please tell me this isn't just a honeymoon phase. I feel positive, generally content and "even", it's night & day to the out-of-control emotions I was struggling with before I went on the med. Anyone else have a success story?